Powersystems works almost complete at the Douglas West 55 MW Wind Farm

February 15, 2021

Powersystems your 132 kV high voltage (HV) specialist – update from Douglas West 55 MW Wind Farm, located near Poniel in Lanarkshire.

Works are almost complete in the 132 kV compound. The 132/33 kV Grid Transformer, 132 kV Disconnector, 132 kV Circuit Breaker & VTs, 33 kV Auxiliary Transformer, 33 kV Switchgear, associated Busbars and Protection Panels have been installed. Site commissioning activities are progressing well.

Turbine 33 kV terminations are programmed to commence in May 2021 and energised in June 2021.

The overall site will form part of a 200 MW “clean-energy cluster” for Scottish Power in the region, enough energy to power 100,000 homes.

This part of the cluster project will comprise of thirteen Vestas V136 – 3.6 MW turbines.

Powersystems announced in January 2020 that it had been awarded the electrical works contract by Scottish company RJ Mcleod who are a highly experienced civils contractor based in Dingwall – they had been appointed to construct the 55 MW Douglas West wind farm on behalf of their mutual client Blue Energy and Green Coat who acquired the project in December 2019.

Experience in the design and installation of 132 kV high voltage electrical infrastructure has placed Powersystems in a position ideally suited to carryout wind farm electrical balance of plant contracts.

Since Powersystems first wind farm installation at Goonhilly Downs in 1992 they have been actively involved with wind farm projects ranging from single turbines to 60 plus turbine sites. Powersystems engineers are experienced in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of wind farm switchgear, transformers, cable infrastructure, earth systems and SCADA cabling, enabling the complete installation to be carried out.

Powersystems have connected 27% of all U.K. land base wind farm generation.

This marks Powersystems  thirty third project with RJ McLeod.

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As a high voltage specialist electrical engineering company with over 45 years (1977-2022) experience Powersystems have grown by reputation to become a trusted force in the design, installation and commissioning of electrical infrastructure across the UK.

Celebrating 25 years as the first Lloyds National Electricity Registration Scheme ‘s accredited Independent Connection Provider (ICP), Powersystems are capable of delivering contestable grid connections at voltages up to 132 kV.

Since 2000, Powersystems have connected over 6 Gigawatts of renewable energy generation to the UK electricity grid, along with decarbonisation technology which includes; wind energy projects, solar, anaerobic digestion, hydroelectric, electrical vehicle infrastructure, short term operating reserve STOR, combined heat and power (CHP), Grid stability projects like rotating stabilisers,  and battery energy storage systems (BESS) as well as commercial industrial private wire networks.

Working with partners, delivering sustainable power solutions, proudly the Powersystems high voltage specialist team have connected 27% of all U.K. onshore wind farm

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